Rabbi Richard Levy, Director of Spiritual Growth at Hebrew Union College and architect of the Statement of Principles for Reform Judaism, leads a discussion about Israel themes found in our siddur and how they are in concert or contrast with the modern state.
Explore the practice of circumcision from the ancient Middle East to the San Francisco Bay. Learn circumcision’s mythic bases, its significance in Jewish identity, and the failed attempt to put it on the ballot in our sister city up north.
Charles Lynn Batten is professor emeritus of English at UCLA.
The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles is currently the most widely read Jewish publication in the world. At our November, 2011 ICE evening, its dynamic editor-in-chief and publisher spoke about controversies, conspiracies, and the future of media.